The Greatest Generation Themes

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Patriotism

Patriotism is a major theme of the book. Patriotism is always high when a nation is under attack and this was true of the people of The Greatest Generation during the World War II years. The nation was under attack and they wanted to do what they could do. Many people dropped out of school to enlist in the military instead of waiting for the draft. Many women went into nursing so they could contribute to the war effort. They served overseas in combat zones. Others left their jobs as lawyers, doctors, professors and other occupations to become a part of the war effect. People went to Washington to work in the war administration position leaving their own jobs. Women volunteered for service paving the way for women to be a permanent part of the military. Others led the war in fighting the discrimination that existed at the...

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